Jake Rudh

Transmission's Top Tracks of 2012

Transmission's roots are in the worlds of post-punk, new wave, synth, power & dream pop, shoegaze, psych, mod, space and Krautrock. Here are Jake Rudh's picks for the top Transmission songs of 2012.

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Cloud Cult debut single ‘1 x 1 x 1’

Cloud Cult debuted a new track today in tandem with an announcement that they would headline the second of two back-to-back Current birthday parties later this month. It’s our first chance to survey the sonic landscape of their forthcoming Love, which is due out March 5 on their own Earthology Records, and “1 x 1 x…

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Vikings Win

The Sporting Life: The Vikings Get Exciting

Today Michael Rand chatted with The Morning Show's Jill Riley and Steve Seel about the most exciting Vikings win in quite some time and the upcoming Gopher basketball game. The Gophers are ranked No. 11 in the country, the highest they have been ranked under head coach Tubby Smith.

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First Listen: Broadcast, 'Berberian Sound Studio'

For fans of Trish Keenan and Broadcast, Berberian Sound Studio is a godsend. For those who haven't yet discovered the mysterious, wonderful music they made together, may it act as a gateway into one of the finest bands of the 21st century.

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The Current Sessions®

L7 rock the rafters at The Current

L7 perform in The Current studio

Los Angeles band L7 gave the structural integrity of the Bill Kling Public Media Center in St. Paul got a good test today with a rocking set in the The Current studio, in a session hosted by Mary Lucia. 'We're a meat-and-potatoes rock band with a conscience and some humor,' says L7 frontperson Donita Sparks.

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Margaret Glaspy performs in The Current studio

Margaret Glaspy in The Current studio

'Born Yesterday,' the new EP from Margaret Glaspy, was largely written while Glaspy was on tour. 'That's why it's only three songs!' Glaspy laughs. In town for a show at First Avenue, Glaspy, along with guitarist Julian Lage, stopped in The Current studio for a session hosted by Mary Lucia.

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Gang of Youths spread hope and joy in The Current studio

Gang of Youths perform in The Current studio

'I think the whole point of our career was to bring a sense of hope and joy to the circumstances that are devoid of it,' says Gang of Youths frontman David Le'aupepe. 'I think every artist has their purpose, and I think in Gang of Youths, we've sort of found ours.' The Sydney-based band recently visited The Current, where they played their uplifting and empowering songs.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Minnesota music

: On the road with Babes in Toyland,1990.

Tomorrow is Record Store Day and as we prepare to celebrate our local record stores and small businesses, let's spend some time this morning listening to local musicians. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs from Minnesota artists do you want to hear?

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american idiot

Today in Music History: 'American Idiot' opens on Broadway

Elvis Presley 'shook up' the singles charts; Deep Purple made their live debut; George Burns was in the Hot 100; numerous artists paid tribute to the late Freddie Mercury; Aerosmith got a grip with their 11th studio album; The Sound of Philadelphia became the first disco song to reach No. 1 in the singles charts; and 'American Idiot' opened on Broadway, Today in Music History.

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